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Addenda & corrigenda

Pierre Pidoux, Le psautier huguenot du XVIe siècle, volume 1: Les mélodies (Basle, 1962)

 

Purely bibliographical material concerning published Psalters has been gathered by J.M. Noailly and is/will be published. For publications in the area of Geneva, Neuchatel and Lausanne, J.F. Gilmont has opened a wonderful database: GLN-16: http://www.ville-ge.ch/bge/gln/

In general: in this area completeness is illusory, dynamic online-databases seem more appropriate instruments.

 

The melodies reproduced by Pidoux are numbered.

  • Melodies 1-150 = Psalms of Marot/Bèze (1539-1562)

  • Melodies 200-215 = annexes to this Psalter (Cantiques etc..) (1539-1562)
     

  • Melodies 216-226 = Guillaume Guéroult, (+ 1 by Accace d'Albiac), Premier Livre des Pseaumes, Cantiques et Chansons spirituelles (melodies are ascribed to Guillaume de la Moeulle) 1554

  • Melodies 227-350 = Jean Poitevin, Cent Pseaumes (melodies made by Ph. Jambe de Fer), 1554 - nowadays generally referred to as the Psautier de Lyon

  • Melodies 351-383 = Accace d'Albiac, sieur de Plessis, Cantiques (melodies made by François Gindron) 1556

  • Melodies 384-402 = Maturin Cordier, Cantiques (NN) 1557

  • Melodies 403-418 = Th. de Bèze, Sainct Cantiques (NN) 1595

 

 

 

Introduction

p. XIII - precision - the extracts from Calvin's Institution. First colum (Institutio 1536), third quote: "Neque tamen vocem aut cantum hic damnamus, quin potius valde commendamus, modo animi affectum comitentur". The commendatory interjection 'quin potius valde commendamus' is an additon of 1539.

 

Mélodies

 

general: Where Pidoux refers to a melody of a Psalm with the code 'Mo 46' (Mornable, 1546), this should be replaced by 'Ce 45' (Certon 1545, certified since the discovery of the partbook of Certon's Psalms; see the addition to Pidoux II - documents)

 

n° 2a - extra info - the melody a/2 (Certon) is also used by Simon Grolier for his guitar intavolation (1551).

n° 3a - extra info - melody used in the Dutch Psalter for the versification of the Magnificat, 'Lofzang van Maria'.

n° 8a - extra info - this melody is the same as 32a.

n° 10e - extra info - change explained in the Advertissement of GE51

n° 43a - extra info - text from AN41. There it is suggested to be sung ('sus') on the melody of Jouyssance vous donneray.

n° 86c - extra info - change explained in the Advertissement of GE51

n° 107c - extra info - change explained in the Advertissement of GE51

n° 138c - caveat - link with the melody of 'Une pastourelle gentille' (Clément Marot) can be doubted.

for a comparison of both, click here

n° 142 - extra info - text from AN41. There it is suggested to be sung ('sus') on the melody of Dueil double dueil

n° 201c [Decalogue]- extra info - melody for Marot's version ('Lève le cueur, ouvre l'oreille') is the melody of 'Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein' (also used for the hymn 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit').

n° 203 [prière devant le repas] - 203a also in Du Chemin 1556 [HS];  203b already in GE51.

n° 204 [prière après le repas] - 204a also in Du Chemin 1556 [HS];  204b already in GE51.

n° 205 [Oraison dominicale] - GE51 texte seule, sans musique

n° 206 [Articles de la foy] - correction - "à partir de GE62 texte seule, sans musique" remplacé par: "à partir de GE51..."

n° 207 [Salutation angelique]. Probably present in GE43, but suppressed by the City Council. See Pidoux II

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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